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Finland's Information

Flag of Finland
Land Area 303,815 km2
Water Area 34,330 km2
Total Area 338,145km2 (#64)
Population 5,498,211 (#117)
Population Density 18.10/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $226.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $40,600
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Finland
    (long form) Republic of Finland
  • Capital City: Helsinki (588,941 pop.)
    (1,325,775 metro)
  • Finland Population: 5,266,114 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: Finn 93.4%, Swede 5.6%, Russian 0.5%, Estonian 0.3%, Roma (Gypsy) 0.1%, Sami 0.1% (2006)
  • Holidays
  • GDP total: $198.1 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $36,500 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Finnish 91.2% (official), Swedish 5.5% (official), other 3.3% (small Sami and Russian speaking minorities)
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku, Oulu
  • Name: Finland is derived from the Germanic word 'finthan' ("wander, find") and is thought to refer to hunter-gatherers.
  • National Day: December 6
  • Religion: Lutheran Church of Finland 82.5%, Orthodox Church 1.1%, other Christian 1.1%, other 0.1%, none 15.1%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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